Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

What's New

The Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship

Did you know that work products developed by the Ursula Forem Fellows are available to New York State domestic violence service providers? Our new Ursula Forem Program page provides information about the Fellowship program, a list of current and past recipients and details about Fellow work products.

Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI)

New York State is issuing this RFP opportunity to provide services and operating funding of up to 1,200 units of Supportive Housing for persons identified as homeless with special needs, conditions or other life challenges. Capital funding to develop these units is available through separate funding mechanisms. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) serves as the lead procurement agency of the ESSHI Interagency Workgroup which administers the program.

OPDV Spring 2017 Bulletin

The OPDV spring 2017 bulletin focuses on sexual assault awareness and prevention. Highlights include our feature article, “Sexual Assault: A Legal Perspective,” and a Q&A with a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. This issue also provides information about the State’s Forensic Rape Exam Direct Reimbursement Program, an explanation of the State’s response to campus sexual assault, and an important legislative update about sexual assault evidence kits.

2017-2019 Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowship Awards

OPDV is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2019 Ursula Forem Domestic Violence Program Employment Fellowships are the Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. and the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, Inc.

OPDV announces a new publication: Domestic Violence and Faith Communities: Guidelines for Leaders

This document is designed to assist faith leaders in responding to domestic violence within their communities by providing guidelines and information about working with individuals who are abused, and by encouraging them to raise awareness of the issue within their communities.

To order copies, please use the Public Education Materials Order Form

New Domestic Violence and the Workplace Tools

Desk Reference for Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence (pdf) HTML (web page) - is a tool that will help managers and supervisors assess for domestic violence and provide appropriate assistance and referral for victims. The information applies to all victims, regardless of their gender or the gender of their partner, including gay, lesbian and transgender victims and men who are abused by their female partners.

Domestic Violence and the Workplace: Safety Plan Meeting Guidelines (pdf) HTML (web page) - is a tool that will assist managers and supervisors in creating a workplace safety plan for victims of domestic violence that will enhance their safety and the overall safety of the workplace.

New York State's Teen Dating Abuse Website

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OPDV Bulletin

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